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Monday, December 9, 2013

Greek church in Glenview preps for Holiday Faire


Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview invites the public again to its annual Holiday Faire on Saturday.

Known for home baked pastries and breads, the church’s Philoptochos ladies group will be selling frozen tiropites and spanakopites, a cheese and spinach appetizer, to take home.
The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in the church community center, 1401 Wagner Road at East Lake Avenue.

A luncheon of homemade Greek cuisine will be served from noon to 3 p.m.
The church has held the Holiday Faire for more than 50 years, said parishioner and event coordinator Kris Tsitsis.

“It’s lasted so long because people love getting together at church. It’s a good feeling and a very nice atmosphere,” she said.
“Greek Orthodox churches have always celebrated Christmas because they’re all very excited about the birth of Jesus Christ.”

Local artisans and vendors will have gift options on hand, and journalist Stacy Diacou will be signing her new book, “My Generation of Achievers: Their Social History.”
The book covers Greeks in America during the latter half of the 20th century, during which they contributed to society. She documents the story by using her social columns in Chicago’s Greek Press newspaper beginning in 1969.
The Saints Peter and Paul Book and Icon Store will be selling a variety of icons, books and other items for adults and children.

The Candy Cane Room will provide children’s activities and goody bags, and features a visit from Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Philoptochos Society’s many philanthropic programs.
General admission is $2 and no charge for children and students. For more information, call (847) 729-4263 or go to



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